Top Russian Corruption Investigator Murdered In Moscow-Area

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Colonel Yevgenia Shishkina reportedly was shot in the neck while leaving her apartment block.

One of Russia’s top investigators involved with major economic crimes and corruption was shot and killed near Moscow this week, according to Radio Free Europe.

> The Investigative Committee's Moscow branch told Russian news agencies that Colonel Yevgenia Shishkina was shot in the neck on October 10 when she was leaving her apartment block in the town of Arkhangelskoye, near the capital.

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> Committee spokeswoman Olga Vrady said Shishkina had received threats and that her car was burned in an arson attack several months ago.

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> Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statementthat its chief, Aleksandr Bastrykin, took the investigation into Shishkina's killing under his personal control and ordered the Main Investigative Directorate to probe the killing.

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